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Bronchial Artery The bronchial arteries supply nutrients and oxygen to the root of the lungs, the supporting tissues of the lungs, and the visceral pleura of the lungs. The right and left bronchial arteries supply the right and left lungs respectively. Section of an artery An artery or arterial is also a class of highway. ... In anatomy, the pleural cavity is the potential space between the lungs and the chest wall. ...

It is a common mistake to believe that the lungs take their only blood supply from the right side of the heart, which is the side of the heart that pumps blood to the lungs to be oxygenated. The bronchial arteries instead take their blood supply from the left side of the heart, which is the side responsible for supplying oxygenated blood to the body. The left bronchial arteries are supplied directly by the thoracic aorta, while the single right bronchial artery is supplied by either: 1) a left bronchial artery; 2) the thoracic aorta at a common trunk with the right 3rd posterior intercostal artery; 3) an upper posterior intercostal artery. The heart with relation to the lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) This x-ray of the human chest shows the lungs as dark regions The lung is an organ belonging to the respiratory system and interfacing to the circulatory system of air-breathing vertebrates. ... Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are present in the blood and help carry oxygen to the rest of the cells in the body Blood is a circulating tissue composed of fluid plasma and cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets). ... The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The heart (Latin cor) is a hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. ... The largest artery in the human body, the aorta originates from the left ventricle of the heart and brings oxygenated blood to all parts of the body in the systemic circulation. ...

The path of a bronchial artery goes from one of the blood supplies described above, to the upper esophagus, to the posterior main bronchi, then supplying the respiratory bronchioles and pleura. hi ... A bronchus (plural bronchi, adjective bronchial) is a caliber of airways in the the respiratory tract that conducts air into the lungs. ... In anatomy, the pleural cavity is the potential space between the lungs and the chest wall. ...

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Each artery is accompanied by a vein and a nerve, the former being above and the latter below the artery, except in the upper spaces, where the nerve is at first above the artery.
The first aortic intercostal artery anastomoses with the intercostal branch of the costocervical trunk, and may form the chief supply of the second intercostal space.
The lower two intercostal arteries are continued anteriorly from the intercostal spaces into the abdominal wall, and anastomose with the subcostal, superior epigastric, and lumbar arteries.
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